Julia Quinn is the Associate Director of the Crime and Education Labs, where she works across a portfolio of research projects in close partnership with government agencies and local nonprofits. Her work includes research on innovative approaches for improving academic outcomes and reducing both violence and the harms of the criminal justice system. She also helps lead communications and fundraising efforts for the Labs. 

Her previous work includes large-scale randomized controlled trials of the Becoming a Man (BAM) program and a high-dosage individualized tutoring model, the Crime Lab’s multi-city, multi-methods study of underground gun markets, and research on the economic implications of changing the age of juvenile jurisdiction. Julia holds a degree in public policy from Duke University.